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Green Jobs are the Future

June 2, 2016
By Maria Castaneda, Secretary Treasurer of 1199SEIU

As healthcare workers, we care for patients who suffer from the effects of pollution and who are victims of superstorms which are becoming more extreme because of climate change. We also live and raise our children in communities, from the Rockaways to the Finger Lakes, that are impacted by the harmful effects of dirty fuels.

Earth Day is Every Day

April 25, 2016
By Sarah Jessup
LaborPress Kids Correspondent

New York, NY - Earth day is a special day that should be celebrated around the world. We need to be very appreciative and protective of our planet. We now put much CO2 into the atmosphere and it causes Global Warming. If our atmosphere continues to deteriorate our planet will be threatened with extinction.

NYC Failed to Set Goals for Reducing Greenhouse Gas

September 4, 2015
By Tara Jessup


New York, NY - The Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) has failed to set goals for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in municipal buildings and is not properly tracking the City’s efforts to conserve energy in City buildings.

Wildlife Needs Family Farms to Survive

June 9, 2015
By John Larson Executive Director, American Farmland Trust


Washington, DC - Half of the nation’s protected species use farmland for over eighty percent of their habitat. But more and more of these family farms are going extinct. And over the past few years, state funding for farmland preservation has been slashed by 52 percent.

Affordable Housing the Foundation of Communities

June 8, 2015
By Governor Andrew M. Cuomo


Albany, NY - Safe, affordable housing is the foundation of our communities. Without it, New York may be a place to live, but it will not be a home for millions of New Yorkers.

Union Know-How Helping NYCHA Go Green

April 14, 2015
By Neal Tepel


New York, NY  – The largest energy savings program for any public housing authority in the country will begin in New York City. Through a series of competitive Energy Performance Contracts (EPC), over $100 million in work will occur across 300 NYCHA developments. 

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